The Texas Active Target (TexAT) particle detector designed and built by Texas A&M physicists is playing a major role in a collaborative experiment to test whether other particles -- specifically stray neutrons -- could be involved in creating carbon. (All photographs courtesy of the Rogachev Group.)

Texas A&M-Led Experiment Uses Novel Particle Detector to Track Alternate Theory Behind Carbon Creation in Stars

Apr 30, 2020
"This experiment is a perfect example of the positive effect of close collaboration between institutions, which was made possible by CENTAUR. CENTAUR provided both the platform and funds and also put together people from different institutions in a way that facilitated this work tremendously."
Dr. Grigory Rogachev, Texas A&M physicist